February 25, 2009
Spine Evaluation & Management in the Mountain Environment
2009 Wilderness Medical Society conference on Wilderness & Mountain Medicine

Canyons Grand Summit Hotel Conference Center
Park City, UT

Spine injuries in the wilderness mountain environment present many challenges in both recognition and treatment.  This lecture will help you decide when and how to apply spinal motion restriction (backboarding) to a patient in the wilderness and the transport considerations you must then face. 

1)    Describe spine anatomy and injuries
2)    Determine who has a spinal injury
3)    How/When to ‘clear a spine’
4)    Wilderness care and transport

Wilderness Medical Society 17th Annual Winter Meeting: Wilderness & Mountain Medicine

Conference Brochure: WMS Winter Meeting 2009 Park City Brochure.pdf

Lecture Notes: Smith Spine Evaluation Slides Park City WMS Feb 2009.pdf